Daisuke Kosugi works with film, performance, text, sound, and sculpture to express dislocated subjectivities within a normalised social milieu. Through layers of fiction and non-fiction, Kosugi constructs seductive scenarios that entail an underlying conflict between personal freedom and systems. Questioning the role of empathy in contemporary society, Kosugi often works closely with his family members and other individuals to explore their inner lives, guiding audiences through intimate experiences where conflict is rendered bodily and emotionally.
Kosugi graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, in 2014. Kosugi has had solo exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume, Paris (2019); CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2019); Museo Amparo, Puebla (2019); and Fotogalleriet, Oslo (2019). His work has also been exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2020); Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2020); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019); CPH:DOX, Copenhagen (2017); and the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016).